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It’s not just doctors and scientists that need STEM education. America’s shifting economy is demanding more trained workers in many different sectors. See how Travis Brooks got the hands-on education he needed to become a technician at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Visit The Atlantic to learn more.
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Being an entrepreneur comes with great reward, including choosing your own hours, the ability to select your own staff, pursuing something you’re passionate about and more. Maximize that reward with these five wallet friendly tips from Spark Business from Capital One.
1) Employ Remote Assistants Many companies are now allowing employees to work remotely to save money. Look to outsource your tasks to remote assistants who are paid on an hourly rate or at a flat fee per completed task. While this may seem like it can add up, it can be more inexpensive than paying someone to work from your office full-time. You can also be extremely efficient by utilizing video conferences instead of in-person meetings.
2) Coworking Space If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from home, you’re already saving a tremendous amount. However, if your company needs an office, consider coworking. Coworking allows you to share an office space with other like-minded companies to shave down costs. Additionally, if parties can work out a schedule for using the office space including conference rooms, it can be similar to having your own office space at a fraction of the cost.
In this latest video from Intuit, they’ve recruited best-selling author and celebrity entrepreneur Bill Rancic to shine a light on small businesses and the important impact they have on the economy. Rancic visits a small business owned by a mother and her son and ends up giving the owners a heartwarming surprise.
This is all a part of their Small Business Big Game program that continues to give small biz owners the chance to win their very own 30-second television ad that will air during the third quarter of football’s biggest game on Feb 2. More than 10,000 small businesses have advanced to round two and are looking for votes to help them move forward.
You can vote for your favorite business to help them get to the next phase at smallbusinessbiggame.com and join the Small Business Big Game conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #TeamSmallBiz.